Broomhill - a sustainable neighbourhood?
is concerned about the future of our district centre (our shopping
centre). Over the years the range of shops has diminished, and shops
have been replaced by cafes, takeaways or non-retail premises.
Heavy and fast-moving traffic through Broomhill is an increasing
problem, not only for the safety of pedestrians, but also due to its
So what can be done to halt and reverse this decline? BANG is seeking
community views to help us to build a vision for a better district
centre. We can then make sure that our local councillors and planners
are aware of community aspirations and take them into account, when making planning and other decisions that affect Broomhill.
The current library building in Taptonville Road suffers from difficult
access and the dated fire prevention systems mean that it cannot be
used as a community meeting space out of hours. For these reasons the
Council is looking to move the library from its present site into a new
building that can act as a community hub for Broomhill.
A scheme is under consideration to move the library into Willis House
on Peel Street. The building is very suitable and negotiations are
underway with the owner.